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2018 Films at the Gate Festival

  • Chinatown Gate 70 Beach Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)


Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26

ACDC’s Annual Films at the Gate revives the tradition of the Chinatown movie house. Help us support an event that is organized and run by youth! The festival revitalizes Chinatown, brings together neighbors of diverse backgrounds and ages, and introduces kung fu films to a new generation.

This event, held next to the Chinatown Gate, is free to the community and relies on sponsorships and donations to keep the event going every year. Please consider making a donation or sponsoring event. There are different ways to support. Check out the sponsor form (link below) for sponsor and program ad options and make a quick and easy payment online or make a donation by clicking the donate button below. All proceeds support our youth program, A-VOYCE, which engages teens in leadership development, activism and creates a platform for youth to collaborate with residents and community members in creating transformative placemaking projects.

You can also pay by writing a check to ACDC and mailing or dropping off your check and completed form to our office at:

Asian Community Development Corporation
Attn: Films at the Gate
38 Oak Street
Boston, MA 02111

Sponsor Levels

Please submit sponsor form and corresponding ad and logo to no later than Friday, August 10th.

Program Ad Sizes

Please email ad artwork in .pdf, .ai, OR .eps formats only to no later than Friday, August 10th.


Films at the Gate (FATG) will begin at 5:30pm everyday with games and food, followed by performances and films. 

5:30PM Games and activities for families
7:00PM Live performances
7:30PM Welcome
8:00PM Main feature

Tentative Films to be Screened:

Live martial arts performances by:

(check back soon for a confirmed schedule of each performance)

Thank you to our generous sponsors and supporters!

This program is in part supported by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

Directions to the festival:

We suggest taking public transit if possible, due to limited street parking in Chinatown. The Chinatown Gate is closet to the Chinatown T stop on the Orange Line, to South Station on the Red Line, and to the Tufts Medical Center stop on the Silver Line.

Click on map marker to look up directions to the event.


Check out photos from the 2017 Films at the Gate Festival:

Many thanks to Films at the Gate curator Jean Lukitsh and to our founding producers, Sam & Leslie Davol for keeping this tradition alive!

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